Concert Band is a performance-based class exploring the finer points of instrumental playing. Areas covered include philosophy, critical listening, ensemble technique, sight reading and an emphasis on historical analysis. A high level of playing is expected and encouraged. Pep Band elements will be added as a point of emphasis. High school jazz band is a performance-based class emphasizing the finer points of instrumental performance as they relate to the varying styles of jazz music. Repertoire listening, improvisation, and jazz concert attendance are particularly stressed.